Welcome to the third part of /Film’s Ultimate 2014 Film Geek Holiday Gift Guide. We hope we can help you find gifts for your pop culture-loving loved ones and friends (or, maybe even yourself).
This guide includes a ton of cool gifts, including a wide range of books, graphic novels, toys, collectibles, music, movies, games, art and other fun gifts, the majority of which were released this year. I’ve also tried to include a wide range of prices, from small stocking stuffers to blu-ray box sets to huge expensive collectibles for most of us to drool over. Everything included in the guide is something I either recommend, have been recommended by trusted friends, colleagues and readers, or something that just looks damn cool.
Monday we published the first installment which focused on books, and yesterday we featured the best graphic novels. If you missed either installment you can still access them by clicking the links in the the previous sentence. We’ll be posting the final two installments on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Sorry, there was just too many items for one post. Today we bring you a look at some of the coolest Collectibles, Toys and Games released this or last year that your pop culture-loving loved ones and friends might enjoy as a gift this Holiday season.
Note: All prices mentioned are rounded to the nearest dollar and were accurate on the week this feature was published.
E.T. Stunt Puppet Replica Statue $400: This is probably the biggest collectible I own. Its huge, its in my office and everyone wants to take photos with ET. ITs made out of a light foam rubber and latex, which explains why its so much cheaper than most other life-size replicas (which can run from $2000-$10000) but it doesn’t look cheap at all.
An almost life size re-creation of the E.T. Puppet as he appeared in the beloved 1982 film. This foam rubber and latex figure stands nearly 3 feet tall and is hand painted with lifelike detail. This amazing sculpture is a must have for E.T. Fans and makes for a great centerpiece of your collection
Ghostbusters Terror Dog Statue $200: Who doesnt want to own a terror dog?
R2-D2 Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure by Sideshow Collectibles $150: This is the most detailed scaled R2-D2 figure ever released.
Joining the Star Wars Heroes articulated figure collection, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the R2-D2 Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure. Everyone’s favorite droid from the galaxy far, far away is ready for adventure with intricate articulation and fantastic detailing. The feisty blue and white astromech rolls right off the big screen, with sequencing lights and a swiveling dome that features various moveable ports and hinged panels. Prepared to assist the Rebel Alliance, it’s full speed ahead for the starship mechanic, with rolling treads and a retractable third leg enabling tripedal travel. Additionally, Artoo features a hidden Skywalker lightsaber hilt with a magnetic tip that allows access to a range of his internal gadgetry, including periscope, life-scanner, and multiple articulated arms for performing various intergalactic duties. Recreate all of your favorite movie moments with special bonus accessories, including Ben Kenobi’s round table, Leia’s secret holographic transmission, and a multi-tiered beverage tray for R2’s one-time server gig on Jabba the Hutt’s luxury sail barge!
Blade Runner Tomenosuke Blaster PRO Limited Edition Blaster Replica $900: A great collectible for fans of the Ridley Scott Sci-fi classic.
After undergoing a few revisions to the design, this new Blaster Pro edition replica of the firearm used by Harrison Ford in the film is “the most accurate version of this blaster ever offered,’ complete with light-up LEDs, a double trigger, and five bullets to take down runaway replicants.
Gremlins 2: Flasher Gremlin Life-Size Puppet Replica $339: This one I don’t own, but NECA used the same painted rubber and latex process they used to create the above life-size ET replica. I’ve seen this at Comic Con and it looks sweet.
Would you like to own an authentic, full-size replica of the Flasher Gremlin stunt puppet from Gremlins 2: The New Batch? This hand-painted rubber and latex figure stands nearly 30-inches tall and features a fabric trench coat and removable sunglasses, all entirely faithful to Flasher’s on-screen wardrobe in the movie. Strictly limited to only 1,000 pieces worldwide, the Gremlins 2 The New Batch Flasher Gremlin Life-Size Stunt Puppet Prop Replica comes with a metal display stand. It’s a sensational addition to your Gremlins collection!
Collectible Dragon Egg Box with Eggs $100: A fine collectible for fans of the Game of Thrones television series or books.
Collectible wooden dragon egg box (with 3 eggs) Officially-licensed HBO’s Game of Thrones merchandise Exterior of hinged box has Targaryen sigil silkscreened on in red and white on top and brass fittings, including a latch Interior of box has black satin over a form shaped to the eggs so they won’t move Materials: Cunninghamia wood box, silk lining, resin eggs, brass fittings Dimensions: Box – 9 3/4″ long x 4 3/4″ wide x 3 3/4″ tall; Eggs – 3″ tall x 2 1/4″ diameter Weight: Box (with eggs) – 2 lbs., 12 oz; Each egg – 10 oz.
Yoda Life-Size Figure by Sideshow Collectibles $2500: Oh how I would love to own this, but its $2000 out of my price range. Some lucky Star Wars fans will get to have Yoda on display in their geekspaces. And yes, I’m jealous.
Continuing a much celebrated Star Wars Life-Size legacy collection, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Yoda Life-Size Figure. The Force is strong with this one! Capturing Luke Skywalker’s wise and powerful mentor in astonishing detail, Master Yoda appears in his meticulously tailored Jedi robes, resting serenely against his cane as he contemplates the mysteries of the Force. Sideshow’s artists have perfectly captured the magic of Frank Oz’s original puppet in this magnificent replica, with features so realistic that you’ll expect him to spring to life at any moment. Standing 32 inches tall on a Dagobah themed environment base (complete with colorful morp critter), Sideshow’s life-size Yoda replica is a dream come true for any Star Wars collector!
Darth Vader Polystone Statue by Sideshow Collectibles $350: I just love Sideshow’s Mythos line of Star Wars statues. This Vader sculpt is very detailed and super cool looking.
Sideshow Collectibles proudly presents the Darth Vader: Dark Contemplations Statue from our Star Wars Mythos line. This unprecedented portrayal of the Dark Lord of the Sith captures Darth Vader’s return to Mustafar. The heat and flames of that volcanic planet steel the resolve of Lord Vader as he considers the rage and loss contained by the fearsome mask in his hand. Three portraits, a younger Anakin, an older Anakin, and the masked version complement an equal number of interchangeable arms that allow the collector to illustrate this tale in a variety of ways. At twenty-one inches in overall height, the Darth Vader: Dark Contemplations Statue is a most impressive centerpiece for any Star Wars display.
Iron Man Mark VII Iron Man Legendary Scale™ Figure by Sideshow Collectibles $1000: all of the Sideshow Iron Man life size busts are awesome. If you cant own one of their $6000 life size figures, this is the next best thing — but still expensive.
Straight out of Tony Stark’s hall of armor, Sideshow Collectibles and Legacy Effects are proud to present the Iron Man Mark 42 Life-Size Bust from Marvel’s hit film, Iron Man 3. Created in tandem with the Hollywood special FX team responsible for all of the live-action suits in the Iron Man trilogy, this full scale replica bust captures every detail of the Mark 42 using the original molds developed for the film. Measuring just over two feet tall, Stark’s latest ‘bouncing badass’ armor is brought to life with a stunning high gloss paint application, and brilliant white LEDs to light his eyes and arc reactor. From the man who builds neat stuff, has got a great girl, and occasionally saves the world, the Iron Man Mark 42 Life-Size Bust will be an outstanding addition to any Marvel or Iron Man collection. As Tony Stark would say, “everybody needs a hobby.”
Batman Armory with Bruce Wayne and Alfred Batman Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys $385: I’m not a huge fan of the Hot Toys human figures as they look a little too “dollish” to me, but the Batman armory that comes with this set looks too cool.
Hot Toys are excited to present the highly anticipated Batman Armory with Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth sixth scale figure set from the 2008 film, The Dark Knight. Fully equipped with light-up features, functioning doors and shelves, and meticulous attention to detail, Batman’s specialized armory stores all of his state-of-the-art weaponry and gadgets. Also included in this set: A screen accurate Batman sixth scale figure with patented Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS), four newly sculpted interchangeable expressions, along with a detailed fabric costume with armor based on the costume design from the film and large collection of finely sculpted weapons and accessories. The Bruce Wayne sixth scale figure, featuring a newly designed, screen accurate portrait of Christian Bale as Master Wayne, and a finely tailored fabric costume with striking details. The Alfred Pennyworth sixth scale figure, featuring a newly designed, screen accurate portrait of the renowned Academy Award winner, Sir Michael Caine as Alfred, and a finely tailored fabric costume with striking details.